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Full text of "Annual Evaluation Report Fiscal Year 1984"

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HANDICAPPED TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND INFORMATION (CFDA No. 84.030)

I.  PROGRAM PROFILE

Legislation: Education of the Handicapped Act, Part D, Section 633,
P.L. 91-230, as amended (20 U.S.C. 1433). (Expires September 30, 1986)

Funding Since 1980:

Fiscal Year    Authorization     Appropriation

1980            $2,500,000        $1,000,000

1981             2,500,000                              750,000

1982             1,000,000                              720,000

1983             1,000,000                              720,000

1984             1,000,000                          1,000,000

Purpose: To disseminate information, to provide referral services
and resources for the education of handicapped children, and to
encourage students to work in various fields of special education.

Funding Mechanisms; Competitive contracts, grants, and cooperative
agreements.

II.  RESPONSE TO GEPA 417(a)

A.  Goals and Objectives

During FY 1984, the Department's principal objectives for this program
were as follows:

0 To revise the regulations to incorporate provisions in new legislation
(Public Law 98-199) regarding eligibility for funding and scope of the
clearinghouse activities.

0 To provide information about services and programs in postsecondary
education for the handicapped.

B.  Progress and Accomplishments

0 ED published revised regulations (1) to make only non-profit and
public organizations eligible for grants and cooperative agreements
while profit-making organizations are eligible for contracts and
(2) to clarify the role of a national clearinghouse in postsecondary
education.

0 ED awarded two cooperative agreements, one for a clearinghouse on
education of the handicapped and one for a clearinghouse on post-
secondary education for the handicapped.r race of trainees in this program.